Naples: sunset at Castel dell’Ovo

Castel dell’Ovo / Ovo Castle  / Egg Castle – a seaside castle on Megaride islet (now peninsula) in Naples (Campania, Italy), on the Gulf of Naples, the oldest standing fortification in th city. The first colony (Parthenope) was set up on Megaride in 9th century BC, later from 6th century it become Neápolis (New City).

The name of the castle is connected to the legend, according to which Roman poet Virgil hid the magic egg in the dungeons of the castle. The fate of the castle depended on that egg, so it had to be kept safe and untouched.

Next to the castle eastern wall there is Borgo Marinari, a 19th century fishing village, today famous for its restaurants and marina.



Castel dell’Ovo, Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy

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Borgo Marinari, Piazzetta Marinari, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy

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Naples


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Naples

Naples (Napoli) – the capital of Campania region, the third-largest city of Italy, with 967 000 inhabitants. Located on the Gulf of Naples, between two volcanic regions: Mount Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei (Phlegraean Fields). One of the wolrd’s oldest continuously inhabited urban areas – the first colony (Parthenope) was set up on Megaride islet in 9th century BC, from 6th century it was called Neápolis (New City).

The historic centre of Naples is among the largest in Europe and since 1995 it is on UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

The world famous dish – pizza origins from Naples. The city is also know for its presepi tradition.

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Naples in blac and white

Naples (Campania, Italy) in black and white.



Naples (Napoli), Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, Italy

Ξ Visit Naples webpage

Ξ Naples webpage (Italian)

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Naples


Italy on 40thousandkm.com

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